Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Break Escapes #3 - Dec 28, 2010

The area's kid-friendly museums have special events and activities planned this week to spark your children's minds while outside the classroom. Meet and greet live animals, craft winter-themed art projects, or make like a mad scientist!

Now-Thursday, Dec. 30: Port Discovery Winter Break. Join Port Discovery all week long for special performances and holiday themed programs. Participate in a Holiday Drum Circus, enjoy Japanese Kamishibai story time, meet live animals with Wildlife Adventures, take a juggling lesson, make your own snowflake and reindeer candy holder and much more! Events are free with museum admission.

Now-Sunday, Jan. 2: Winter Break Activities at The Walters. ArtCarts activities available each day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Your kids can create works of art inspired by winter stories, festivals of light, and The Walters' own galleries. FREE!

December 28 - Candyland Dioramas
December 29 - What's Beneath the Ice?
December 30 - Bread & Chocolate
December 31 - Snowy Landscapes
January 1 - Snow Kings & Queens
January 2 - Snow Birds

And don't forget the Walter Wick exhibit (the guy who created the I Spy books) is only available until January 2, 2011. Make it a day by crafting then checking out the exhibition!

Now-Thursday, Dec. 30Holiday Week Explorations at The Science Center. Each day at 2 p.m. the Learning Lab will feature one of the following activities for families to participate in. Explore evergreens underneath our handheld microscope, feel the forces that hold your holiday decorations up and let the New Year’s ball down, conduct chilly experiments to discover why we salt the roads in the winter, and investigate the sounds of the season. Events are free with museum admission.


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